What is HEX EDITOR?? How PC Game MODDING AND MANIPULATION is done ??

What is HEX EDITOR?? How PC Game MODDING AND MANIPULATION is done ??

ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA

A hex editor (or binary file editor or byte editor) is a type of computer program that allows for manipulation of the fundamental binary data that constitutes a computer file. The name 'hex' comes from 'hexadecimal': a standard numerical format for representing binary data. A typical computer file occupies multiple areas on the platter(s) of a disk drive, whose contents are combined to form the file. Hex editors that are designed to parse and edit sector data from the physical segments of floppy or hard disks are sometimes called sector editors or disk editors.

So Basically any file can be edited by a hex editor. By using this software you can change options, texts, parameters, text fields, and other things of a program. Or configuration files.

GAMING CHEATS 

Computer games can be modded with this tool. As we know the games contain many configuration files it, which define many parameters, stages, levels, and so on. And surprisingly they are defined in a simple text and their values can be easily edited by a hex editor. By doing this you can bypass levels and also reduce the level of difficulties.

For example: Game_level:1_diff=2

here the difficulty level for level one is 2, which can be manipulated with a hex editor.

WHY HEX EDITOR?

You might be thinking, why use a hex editor and why not a simple text editor?
The answer is simple because a hex editor is a hexadecimal-based editor.


It targets the hex values, not the simple text only, and it's ideal for any type of file, not just a simple text. This is why hex editor can replace a normal text editor but a notepad can’t replace a traditional hex editor.

Hex editors are normally free. Link

 You can Google it and download it for free.



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